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Architrave relief from the Temple of Athena at Assos with a scene of Herakles and Centaurs

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The taenia and regula (without guttae) of a Doric architrave are at the top of the block, a similar taenia at the bottom, and a narrower, raised band at the right end. Within this frame appears the adventure of Herakles with the centaurs of Mount Pholoë. The upper part of the centaur Pholos,...

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Provenance

From the temple of Athena at Assos (Behramkale, Turkey); foundations of the rampart at the southwest angle of the citadel. 1881: excavated by the Archaeological Institute of America; gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to MFA, January 1884.

Credit Line

Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America

Greek, East Greek, Archaic Period, about 540–525 B.C.

Findspot

Assos (Behramkale), Troad, Anatolia (Turkey)

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 019; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 106 (additional published references); Highlights: Classical Art (MFA), p. 038-039.

Dimensions

Height: 82 cm (32 5/16 in.); width: 248 cm (97 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

84.67

Medium or Technique

Trachyte

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements